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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: James  L. McLelland
Institution: University of Waikato
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/subjects/linguistics/staff/james/index.shtml
State and/or Country: US
New Zealand   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Malay
Selected Publications: Code switching in Malaysia
English in Southeast Asia
Announced on LINGUIST :  Semantic Cognition
Courses Taught: Year 3 Sociolinguistics
Postgrad Language Policy and Planning
Postgrad Second language classroom and curriculum issues
Postgrad Classroom Interaction



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